School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry

Module code: CHE114

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 9, 11: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 9, 11: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Matteo Palma
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to introduce first year students to fundamental principles underpinning physical and inorganic chemistry. The first section of the module will give detailed consideration to theories of atomic structure, and the nature of bonding in molecules and inorganic complexes. The second section of the module focusses on factors controlling chemical reactivity - specifically chemical thermodynamics, reaction equilibria, and the kinetics of chemical processes.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
Level: 4